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  • Episode 14 – Free Will & Freedom

    Episode 14 – Free Will & Freedom

    In episode 14 of the Exploring Happiness podcast, I discuss free will and freedom. Free will is when you make your own choice and act upon it. That is then freedom when you can make your own choice and implement it. Free will and freedom are safe paths to happiness. What is the problem then?…

  • Episode 13 – Affirmations

    Episode 13 – Affirmations

    In this episode (13) of the Exploring Happiness podcast, I share my recent experiences with affirmations. While I have been aware of this tool for a long time and have tried them out before, I have only now discovered it for me. Affirmations can be powerful tools to help change beliefs, brain patterns, and overwriting…

  • Episode 15 – Productivity

    Episode 15 – Productivity

    In episode 15 of the Exploring Happiness podcast, I discuss productivity. Productivity is a buzzword. We are all meant to be productive. And score – if we are happy, we are 12% more productive, at least according to this study. But is productivity making us happier? Yes and no (as usual). It most certainly can…

  • Episode 8 – Negativity Bias

    Episode 8 – Negativity Bias

    In episode 8 of the Exploring Happiness podcast, I talk about the negativity bias. The negativity bias has been important for our survival. It still is but it often pops up when it is not that urgent. The negativity bias causes a lot of preventable stress which counteracts happiness. In this episode, I introduce the…

  • Episode 11 – Global Warming

    Episode 11 – Global Warming

    In episode 11 of the Exploring Happiness podcast, I discuss Global Warming. Since it is such a threatening topic making so many people anxious, I believe it is a good idea to talk about it. As always, talking about it can relieve some of the anxiety and overwhelm and give us action steps to move…

  • Episode 5 – Gratitude

    Episode 5 – Gratitude

    The next episode of the Exploring Happiness podcast, episode 5, is about gratitude. This is the second part of my mini-series about intentional activities which can make us happier. Listen to episode 4 about positive thinking to catch up if you haven’t already. Gratitude seems straight forward but I struggled quite a bit with practising…

  • Episode 4 – Positive Mindset

    Episode 4 – Positive Mindset

    In this episode, I will look at adopting a positive mindset to be happier. It is the first of four episodes looking into intentional activity improving happiness. In the last episode, we learned about the happiness pie chart and how there is a 40% window for those who are not born happy to still become…

  • Episode 3 – Who is responsible for your happiness?

    Episode 3 – Who is responsible for your happiness?

    This week I’m looking at the question of who is responsible for your happiness. The answer might come as a surprise or relief. In any case, it is very clear who it is and why that is great news. I also visit the happiness pie chart developed by Sonya Lyurbirmirsky and others. You can see…